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  1. Robin Ann

    Since I feel like love should never fail, my deepest love is for my children who I have nurtured throughout their entire lives and have loved unconditionally. Some love has failed me and I was forced to move on. I love my family and friends also but it is a different kind of love to me.

    2 months ago
  2. O.Christina

    Don´t know if i loved well, i just loved, no matter what. First, my parents; later my friends and loved ones and many dear kindred hearts along the path of life. Most probably, this was not obvious, as fear, shyness, bashfulness and withdrawal were the reactive strategies to outer circumstances, when for a long time I thought I could not love at all. But today i know, i do – as well as being able to let it be free, still (my) love does not diminish and never did; it was my hurt feeling, my refusing being vulnerable, reactive pride, “me” who wanted things different in order to feel being loved in return. The challenge was to allow being completely vulnerable, which has been refused due to deep seated existential fear based on too early imprints to know. Today there is a hunch that Love is, in me as well as in every living being. Thank you, dear friends, a huge lot.

    2 months ago
  3. Don Jones

    When the love is directed towards humanity. Not towards money or material things, but towards the essence of who I am.

    2 months ago
  4. Charlie T

    Hmmm, I feel like I’m getting better at it as
    I go along. With every disappointment,
    with every trauma, every loss, I am more
    attuned to empathy and love.

    2 months ago
  5. A

    Raising my five beautiful children.

    2 months ago
  6. Barb C

    Like Kevin I don’t think of rating or ranking my love. If I’m honest, though, I acknowledge that at times I’ve felt less than loving in some way: The love is there but it’s accompanied by irritation or judgment or something else, or I’m observing myself and the moment in some way.

    Thinking of times when I’ve felt pure, deep, unadulterated love I think of moments with my husband, having my babies placed in my arms after they were born, watching my daughters perform (both are talented singers and one majored in musical theater), holding my mom on a visit not long before her death and feeling her relax in my hug and realizing how starved for touch she must be in the dementia facility where she had to live. Moments that were not at all about me and whether I was loving in some describable way.

    2 months ago
  7. Yram

    My reflection will be a bit weird. When this question arises, I often think of the song in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Do I love him?
    I think when I love really well, I do the ordinary in a special way and be thankful for ALL of life. The duality of life makes it worthwhile.

    2 months ago
    1. Michele

      I grew up listening to 8 track of Fiddler On The Roof – love it.

      2 months ago
  8. Nannette

    I believe I love “really well” (whatever that means) all the time. I don’t take love or granted nor do I give it without thinking. Of course, I love my husband and family …..and then I do not think that there is an animal that I could not love. Sometimes, loving our fellow man is not easy- but I try.

    2 months ago
  9. Michele

    I have loved really well in all my relationships.

    2 months ago
  10. Carol

    I truly don’t know. I find it hard to put a measurement on love. I’ve share my poem on the word LOVE before but for those who may not have seen it, I share it again.

    Love is a word in Hip Hop Oct 2009
    By Carol Ann Conner

    Love is a word. We say it a lot.
    misuse it, abuse it, forsake it for naught.

    It’s sometimes a verb with feelings deferred.
    We love this, love that, it’s frankly absurd.

    It’s often a noun, subjective in sound
    objective in speech, a wailing, a screech for attention.

    It can be a farce, filled with remorse,
    love-feast, love-sick, love affair, divorce.

    But when cupid’s dart touches my heart,
    it lovingly starts a revolution of sorts.

    But, true love’s illusive, inclusive and rare,
    deliberate, decisive, egoistically-bare to the bone

    Yes, love is a word that we need make flesh
    a vulnerable stance, a powerful chance to make a difference.

    2 months ago
  11. sunnypatti

    I believe that I have loved “really well” all the time 🙂

    2 months ago
  12. Laura

    Probably a time when I had no thought of how well I was loving but was completely focused on the well being of the other person.

    2 months ago
  13. Joseph McCann

    My thoughts go to the love that my lovely Cheryl and I share. Our marriage of 35.5 years has withstood much. Like some trees in the wind that bend but manage not to break during the storm. Some do. Others do not. So far, our love for each other, love of our children and grandchildren, our love for our extended families has weathered deaths, suicide, births, accomplishments, joy and addiction along the myriad of other life events. Our mutual love of the earth and its wonders has helped too.

    2 months ago
    1. Josie

      Beautifully expressed, Joseph!!

      2 months ago
  14. Kevin

    Love, in all its forms, is central to my life, but quantifying love would never be a goal of mine.

    2 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Yes, Kevin this question’s ending “really well” does seem to quantify love and sounds slightly self-promoting. True and pure love needs no quantification.

      2 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Your “True and pure love needs no quantification” response, Joseph, is perfectly stated, or at least to me it is! My very best to you my friend.

        2 months ago
  15. Antoinette

    By meditating many times a day for the last three years more more light shows up to reveal truth which is of course love . I think by becoming peaceful myself I can understand what true love means. When I first saw this question I thought of the typical answer of husband and wife or mother and children, parents and their children.
    Love is bigger than just me, myself and my loved ones .
    As a teacher for many years I felt that kids were mine too. All humans are our family members. In fact we are all one and seeing that from the universe view is a closer to what love truly is. It doesn’t distinguish or discriminate. Nature flow is open. Nature gives with her entire heart and doesn’t discriminate..
    so I’m doing my best to be like nature which is pure love.

    2 months ago
    1. Carol

      Antoinette, Beautifully said.

      2 months ago
    2. Joseph McCann

      It would be nice Antoinette, if your reflection on love could and would be read by all world leaders and then taken to heart and spirit.

      2 months ago

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